Frank Jakob is the Energy Storage Technology Manager at Black & Veatch. His focus is on energy storage systems that improve and enhance renewable and conventional power generation. He has over 30 years experience with developing new applications for products. At Black & Veatch he works with electrochemical devices (batteries and fuel cells) and bulk storage technology (pumped hydro, molten salt, liquid air) in applications for renewable energy (solar photovoltaics and wind turbines) and for conventional generation (gas turbines, diesel engines; hydroelectric and coal plants). Adding energy storage improves operations, extends life, increases responsiveness, decreases emissions, and overall improves flexibility and sustainability.